Elaine Ruth Trehal, 85, died Tuesday (June 1, 2004) at her home in McCook.
She was born Sept. 24, 1918, to Fred L. and Jessie May (Duff) Biesecker in Farnam. In 1935, she graduated from Bertrand High School.
She was employed with Lockhead Aircraft for two years. She married Ted Williams in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death.
On Feb. 7, 1951, she married Bill Trehal in McCook. She was in sales and service for Singer Sewing Machine for many years. She sold Nobility Plate silverwear and crystal.
She was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and the DOES.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ted Williams; five brothers, Kenneth, Edwin, Clyde, Harold and Leroy; and two sisters, Ellen and Mildred.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Trehal of McCook; children, David Williams and wife, Kathy of North Platte; Dennis Williams and wife, Robin of Fremont; Judy and husband, Jerald Arehart of Wichita, Kan., Michael Trehal of McCook and Peggy and husband, Bill Halverson of McCook; sister, Kathleen Hickman of Clewiston, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services are Friday, 2 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman and Michael Trehal officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or go on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com to send condolences.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.